J.W. Merkelbach

Johannes Wilhelm Merkelbach (known as Wim; born Amsterdam, 31 October 1871, died 8 December 1922)[1] was a Dutch photographer and cinematographer who was co-founder (together with M.H. Laddé, who was his son-in-law) of the Eerst Nederlandsch Atelier tot het vervaardigen van Films voor de Bioscoop en Cinematograaf M.H. Laddé & J.W. Merkelbach, the first Dutch film studio. In 1896 he co-directed the first Dutch fictional film Gestoorde hengelaar[2] and later he co-directed the 1900 film Solser en Hesse.[3]

J.W. Merkelbach, photograph by M.H. Laddé

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